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EU Finds More Fake Euro Coins


Tiffibunny

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It's interesting. It's always been thought that counterfeiting modern US coins was a waste of money. I wonder how profitable these operations were.

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Making fake euro coins would be a little more profitable, I think. According to the media coverage here, most of the counterfeits are (errm, pretend to be) €1 and €2 coins. Making one costs about 20 cent (for the material), so there sure is some "profit", provided that one does not get caught.

 

Side note: One of the German language articles about this also mentions that the European Commission is in talks with the Turkish government about the bimetallic YTL coins. (The 50 kurus coin is very similar to a €1 piece, and the 1 lira coin is a €2 lookalike.) Seems that the government in Ankara is willing to modify the "production parameters" to some extent ...

 

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